DLA Piper is pleased to welcome partner Robert da Silva Ashley to the firm’s Leveraged Finance subgroup within the Finance group. He will also serve as the Regional Co-Leader, Latin America P3 and Infrastructure, and split his time between the firm’s New York and Miami offices.
Robert focuses his practice on complex cross-border and domestic project finance and corporate lending transactions, particularly in renewable energy, infrastructure, hospitality and industrials. He regularly advises international and domestic financial institutions, project sponsors and developers, investment funds and multinational corporations on the structuring and negotiating of complex project and corporate financings and other fundamental corporate events.
Throughout both North America and Latin America, Robert has led the financing of utility-scale wind and solar projects, distributed solar generation, conventional power plants, carbon capture and sequestration facilities, midstream assets, onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production, chemical plants, resorts and hotels and multinational corporates and conglomerates with regional and global business interests.
“Rob is uniquely suited to add to the strength of our US-based Global Finance team across several strategically important growth areas to the firm, as both a recognized project finance specialist in the fast-growing US renewables sector as well as an accomplished corporate finance advisor Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin America,” said Matt Schwartz, chair of the US Finance practice.
“Rob is a highly recognized advisor throughout multiple regions and will be a valuable asset for clients seeking counsel on widely recognized financings of energy and infrastructure projects and other corporate business interests,” said Joshua Kaye, managing partner of the firm’s Miami office.
“We are excited to welcome Rob to the New York and Miami offices and add a highly experienced attorney to our Leveraged Finance offerings,” said Cara Edwards, managing partner of the firm’s New York office.